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2012-2014 Season  
   
12/29/2014 About 50 USSPA members and friends gathered for a farewell luncheon for Norman Li, President of USSPA at La Maison Restaurant, Hong Kong. Norman Li will be repatriated to the U.S. in January 2015.

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12/4/2014 USSPA and Hong Kong Trade Development Council co-hosted a seminar on “U.S. Market: Trade, Investment and Logistics Opportunities” at the World SME Expo. Along with USSPA speakers, representative from the U.S. Consulate General in Hong Kong also spoke at the event. The seminar was well attended by 50 attendants. Participated members including Enterprise Florida, Port of Houston, State of Illinois, Port of Long Beach, State of North Carolina, Southern Carolina, Port of Savannah and Port of Tacoma.


12/4-6/2014 USSPA participated at World SME Expo in Hong Kong, a major international business conference and networking event for SMEs in the region.

   


10/27/2014 USSPA’s President and 5 members including Florida, Illinois, Georgia, Long Beach and Tacoma received Hong Kong Commissioner to the U.S., Clement Leung, and Directors of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in San Francisco and New York, Subrina Chow and Steve Barclay, and discussed current Hong Kong and U.S.A. relations.

   
9/25/2014 The USSPA delegation of seven members, including Georgia Ports Authority, Port of Houston Authority, State of Illinois Far East Office, Port of Long Beach, State of North Carolina Asia Pacific Office and Port of Tacoma visited Shenzhen and engaged in trade, investment and logistics discussion with Amer International Group (www.amer.com.cn) and BYD Overseas Group (www.bydauto.com.cn). The delegation also met with Shenzhen CCIPT and InvestShenzhen. Following photos were taken from the trip.


   
9/10/2014 The USSPA delegation of eight members including Enterprise Florida, Georgia Ports Authority, Port of Houston Authority, State of Illinois Far East Office, Port of Long Beach, State of North Carolina Asia Pacific Office, South Carolina Ports Authority and Port of Tacoma visited Mr. Charles Wellins, Senior Vice President of LF Logistics (www.lifung.com) and discussed company's expansion into the U.S. market through China Container Line they have acquired recently.

   
6/25/2014 USSPA hosted a luncheon reception for Mr. Chuen-Kuang Yen (嚴重光處長), Director General of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Hong Kong at the Lok Kwok Hotel’s Canton Room in Wanchai along with Mr. Byron Huang, Director, Service Division; Ms. Lucy Lu, Director, Information Division; Ms. Ellen Chen, Director, Commercial Division; and Mr. Richard Sun, Director of Taiwan Trade Center Hong Kong to discuss business relation between Taiwan, Hong Kong and the U.S. The luncheon was attended by 6 members.


   
4/25/2014 The Executive Committee of USSPA including Norman Li, Bill Wong, Terry Yeung and William Chu were invited to attend a luncheon meeting hosted by Cherry Lee of Hong Kong Trade Development Council to explore co-operation in hosting trade and investment events in Hong Kong.

   
4/18/2014 On behalf of the USSPA, Norman L. Li attended the SelectUSA Hong Kong Committee meeting chaired by Consul General Clifford Hart at his residence and learned that the 2nd SelectUSA Investment Summit will take place in Washington D.C. on March 23-24, 2015.

   
3/24/2014 Honorable Jasper Tsang 曾鈺成主席, President of Hong Kong legislative Council discussed the political and economic outlook in Hong Kong at USSPA luncheon meeting held at the Hong Kong Grand Hyatt and attended by 11 members and guests.


   
2/24/2014 At USSPA 2014 general election meeting, executive members are elected as follows: Mr. Norman L. Li, President / State of Illinois Far East Office, Mr. Bill Wong, Vice-President & Secretary / Port of Tacoma, and Ms. Terry Yeung, Treasurer & Ports Coordinator / Port of Houston.

   
2/23/2014 Hiking trip on Black Links Trial in Hong Kong was organized and attended by 8 USSPA participants.

   
1/24/2014 USSPA, Greater China Annual luncheon meeting was held at the Inn Side Out Restaurant, South China Athletic Association in Hong Kong and well attended by 35 members, alumni and representatives from U.S. Consulate General in Hong Kong and American Institute in Taiwan.

   
1/23/2014 Mr. Clement Leung, the newly appointed Hong Kong Commissioner to the USA visited USSPA, Greater China to meet with Norman L. Li, President and members including Amy Wendholt and Emma Yeung, Enterprise Florida; Teresa Yuen, Georgia Ports Authority; Phillip Ng, Port of Houston Authority; Kitty Leung, State Of Illinois; Edward Yau, Port of Long Beach; Conrad Chan and Carmen Chan, State of Missouri; William Chu, State Of North Carolina and explored future cooperation in promoting business between the U.S. and Hong Kong.

   
1/8/2014 USSPA received Ms. Zheng Yanling, Secretary General of Shenzhen Logistics and Supply Chain Management Association, to discuss the possibility in hosting a U.S. Ports & Logistics Seminar at China International Logistics and Transportation Fair, October 2014 in Shenzhen. USSPA members including Georgia, Houston, Illinois, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tacoma participated in the meeting.

   
12/5-7/2013 USSPA participated at World SME Expo in Hong Kong, a major international business conference and networking event for SME in the region. Other U.S. participants at the Expo are Alabama, Florida, Galesburg, Illinois, Louisiana , Missouri, and North Carolina.

   
11/22/2013 USSPA delegation of 9 members visited Macau. Held meetings with Macau Trade and Investment Promotion Institute and Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST) to discuss trade, investment, logistics, and education exchange/ promotion cooperation. Professor Zhang Shu Guang, Standing Vice Rector of MUST hosted a luncheon reception for participating members from Georgia, Houston, Illinois, Long Beach, New Mexico, North Carolina, Tacoma and alumni from Hawaii and Nevada.

   
10/28/2013 5 USSPA members including Georgia, Houston, Illinois, Long Beach and North Carolina attended meeting with Mr. Donald Tong, Commissioner of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in the U.S. at the World Trade Center, Hong Kong to review trade and economic relations between Hong Kong and the U.S.

   
10/24/2013 USSPA Hosted a luncheon reception at the Hong Kong Country Club honoring the newly arrived U.S. Consul General to Hong Kong, Mr. Clifford Hart. The Consul General gave a briefing on the current Hong Kong and U.S. relations to the 9 USSPA members, including representative from Georgia, Houston, Illinois, Long Beach, Louisiana, North Carolina, and Tacoma attending the meeting. Trade, Investment and logistics promotion cooperation between the consulate and U.S.S.P.A. was also discussed.

   
9/9/2013 On behalf of the USSPA, Norman L. Li, attended Selected USA committee meeting hosted by Ambassador Clifford Hart to discuss Select USA Investment Summit, Oct 31-Nov 1, 2013, Washington D.C. and future program of the committee in Hong Kong.

   
9/2/2013 USSPA, Greater China held a luncheon meeting at The Prime Steak House, The Element, Hong Kong with Mr. Michael Goh, Chairman; Mr. Rohan Nevrekar, General Manager; and Mr. Boris Cheung, Senior Manager of MOL (Mitsui O.S.K. Lines) to discuss company’s business and investment in the U.S. Six USSPA members attended.

   
8/21/2013 USSPA, Great China hosted an informal luncheon gathering for Mr. Michael Kwok, COO of Orient Overseas Container Line Ltd. along with Mr. Erxin Yao, Director - Corporate Planning; Mr. Andrew Lam, GM-Procurement Dept; and Mr. M.S. Chau, AGM - Corporate Procurement Dept to discuss cargo business between the U.S. and Asia/Pacific at the Kudos, Crown Plaza Hong Kong, Causeway Bay. The Program was attended by 7 USSPA members.

   
5/31/2013 USSPA hosted a farewell lunch reception for Mr. Eric Crowly, Commercial Consul at the U.S. Consulate General, Hong Kong at Holiday Inn Express Soho, Mr. Crowly will be transferring to the U.S. Export Assistance Center in Boston. The event was attended by 7 members.

   
5/7/2013 USSPA hosted a luncheon meeting with Hong Kong legislative councillor Alan Kah-Kit Leong and discussed Hong Kong, China and US relations at Holiday Inn Express Soho. Eight members including representatives from North Carolina, Virginia, Illinois, Georgia, New York & New Jersey, Long Beach and Port of Houston attended the event.

   
4/25/2013 USSPA President and five members received visitors from Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Mr. Samuel Cheng, Manager of Service Promotion, to explore our supports in publicizing “Think Asia, Think Hong Kong” Conference, New York, June 11, 2013 and Los Angeles, June 14, 2013. Chief Executive C.Y. Leung is scheduled to host the event in New York.

   
3/28/2013 At USSPA 2013 general election meeting, executive members of 2012 are re-elected for the year 2013 as follows:
Mr. Norman L. Li, President
State of Illinois Far East Office
Ms. Salina Wong, Vice-President & Secretary
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
Ms. Terry Yeung, Treasurer & Ports Coordinator
Port of Houston

   
2/15/2013 USSPA hosted a lunch meeting attended by 7 members for alumnus Diana Chan and discussed biofuel business opportunities in Northern China as she is now stationed in Beijing area in charge of several power generation projects.

   
1/25/2013 USSPA, Greater China Annual Meeting was successfully held at the World Trade Center Club, Hong Kong and attended by 36 members and alumni.

   
12/6-8/2012 USSPA participated at World SME Expo in Hong Kong, a major international business conference and networking event for SME in the region. Participating members including North Carolina, Houston, Illinois, Long Beach, Louisiana, New Mexico, Tacoma and Virginia.

   
12/7/2012 USSPA also hosted an "Invest in USA" seminar sponsored by the State of Virginia at the World SME Expo. Commercial Officer from U.S. Consulate General in Hong Kong was also invited to make presentation along with State officials and expert from private sector. Seminar was attended by 60 participants followed by a networking reception.

   
11/29/2012 Norman L. Li, USSPA’s President and 5 members including representatives from Georgia, Illinois, North Carolina, Texas and Virginia received Commissioner Donald Tong, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Washington D.C., and discussed cooperation in promoting trade and investment between USA and Hong Kong. As #1 importer in China and also #1 investor in the country, Hong Kong is offering its infrastructures to U.S. in expanding business into Greater China.

   
11/16/2012 USSPA hosted luncheon meeting with visitors, Mr. Edward Herrera, New Mexico Economic Development Department and Ms. Michelle Keng, State of New Mexico Taiwan Office to exchange views on promoting U.S. Beauty and Cosmetics products in Hong Kong and China.

   
9/12/2012 USSPA hosted a lunch reception to welcome the new Chief Commercial Consul, Mr. Scott Shaw , from the U.S. Consulate General in Hong Kong at the Kudos, Crowne Plaza Hotel, and discussed trade strategy and developed joint promotion programs focusing on Foreign Direct Investment and Tourism in the area. Eric Crowley, U.S. Commercial Consul also participated along with 8 U.S.S.P.A. members.

   
8/17/2012 An 8 members USSPA delegation led by the Executive Committee visited Guangzhou and engaged in trade, investment and logistics discussion with Guangzhou Wanbao Group Refrigerator Co Ltd, Xiangxue Pharmaceutical Co Ltd and Victory Office System Holding (China) Limited. The delegation also met with Guangzhou CCPIT, Furniture Association and Biotech Center. Followings are some photos taken from the trip.

   
8/8/2012 Ms. Linda Ming Hua Wang, Division Director of China Council for the Promtion of International Trade Shenzhen Sub-Council (CCPIT, Shenzhen) visited USSPA, Greater China and invited our members to participate at their newly established China Overseas Investment Association. USSPA President, Norman L. Li and 7 members held meeting with the visitors followed by a luncheon reception.

   
7/18/2012 USSPA hosted a luncheon reception for Mr. James S. Chu (朱曦處長), Director General of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Hong Kong at the Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Causeway Bay along with Dr. Guang-Pi Chen, Director of Far East Trade Service Inc., Hong Kong and Mr. Shi-Wei Lu, Managing Director of Taipei Trade Centre Hong Kong to discuss business relation between Taiwan, Hong Kong and the U.S. The luncheon was attended by 8 members.

   
   
7/11/2012 USSPA was invited by the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce (CGCC) to attend the Hong Kong Summit: Regional Co-operation between Hong Kong and East Asia held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. USSPA President and five members attended.

   
6/14/2012 USSPA, Greater China met with the Vice President, Madam Li San Jen (李三建會長) of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT Guangzhou) to discuss cooperation in trade, investment and logistics promotion including arrangement for the proposed USSPA’s delegation to Guangzhou in August 2012.

   
5/25-26/2012 USSPA, Greater China participated at China (Shenzhen) International Investment & Trade Fair 2012. The Fair was attended by 30 Chinese cities and over 20 overseas investment agencies and chambers with over 10,000 visitors.

   
5/24/2012 USSPA President and six members hosted a luncheon reception at the California Grill of JW Marriott with five major trade associations in Hong Kong, including representatives from Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, HK, Hong Kong Federation of Industry, American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and Hong Kong Shippers' Council.

   
3/21/2012 USSPA hosted a farewell lunch reception for Mr. Andrew Wylegala, Chief Commercial Consul of the American Consulate General, Hong Kong at the Hong Kong University Alumni Association. The event was attended by 8 members.

 

   
   
   
   
   
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